Trump DHS Official Resigns in Disgrace After Sickening Racist Remarks Surface
Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has one less bigot
There is this idea perpetuated among the conservative base that racism is over, and therefore not an issue worth focusing on. This was evidenced most clearly in the Supreme Court case Shelby County v. Holder which decided to reduce federal oversight towards changes in state voting laws, resulting in many red states implementing discriminatory measures.
The current President himself, Donald Trump, has had a bigoted history through he and his father’s attempts at refusing housing to African Americans in the 1970s, which in turn prompted the FBI to look into it. One could also strongly argue, as comedian Bill Maher did, that Trump’s support of the Birther Movement and requests to see former President Obama’s college records were a sign of racism.
Related: Breitbart: it’s ‘So Offensive’ that Black Reporter Said How Trump Uses ‘Cultural Issues’ (Racism)
Now, we are witnessing even worse cases come out of the Trump Administration as a member of the Department of Homeland Security has chosen to resign over something he said in the very recent past. His name is Jamie Johnson and he was selected by then-DHS Secretary John Kelly to head the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which works within the Department to help faith-based organizations gain access to federal social services to theoretically help individuals around them.
With the majority of African Americans being religious, it seems strange that Kelly would pick a man with racist attitudes. Between 2008-2016, Johnson made derogatory remarks towards the black community, the most disturbing one given his position being what he said on Access Radio Network:
“And it’s an indictment of America’s black community that has turned America’s major cities into slums because of laziness, drug use and sexual promiscuity.”
In other words, Johnson believes that downtrodden metropolitan areas have been hurt due to presence of black people that only bring in drug trafficking, prostitution, and welfare reliance. These views are nothing more than a rehash of Ronald Reagan’s notorious claims of a welfare queen who “used 80 names, 30 addresses, 15 telephone numbers to collect food stamps, Social Security, veterans’ benefits for four nonexistent deceased veteran husbands, as well as welfare.”
Luckily, thanks to the work of CNN, these views have come to light and Johnson has officially tendered his resignation, with the Department of Homeland Security releasing the following statement:
“His comments made prior to joining the Department of Homeland Security clearly do not reflect the values of DHS and the administration.”
From what we’ve seen of this administration, that’s not so clear.
Hear the disturbing comments from CNN’s K-file:
Featured image via Cornerstone Ministries/Linkedin (Fair Use).
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